Telly time – it’s the season for Christmas movies

It’s almost El and Jae’s favourite time of year – ChristBirthdaymas. Jae’s birthday is two weeks before Christmas and El’s birthday is just after it, so the celebrations just keep coming.

And we have started our celebrating early thanks to a new TV we are reviewing. It’s a Bush 24 inch TV/DVD Combination  from the LEDTV range at Argos.

We’ve given it as an early Christmas present to El’s little brother Eye. Because we love him. And because El already has one in her room.

It comes in 3 colour christmas-tv-reviewchoices – black, white or pink (Eye was not tempted by the pink) – and includes an integral DVD player and all the Freeview channels.

We had to plug in a portable aerial because we didn’t have an outside one, but it was very easy to set up and the picture looks great. The 24 inch screen makes it a good bedroom or kitchen TV.

So now, let the Christmas movies commence! These are our top Christmas films we plan to watch on the new TV:

  • Arthur Christmas
    El and Eye watched this when they got the telly and it really put them in a Christmassy mood. A lovely film to watch in the Christmas season and great for kids. We especially enjoy Steve Christmas’s little xmas tree shaped beard.  
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
    We all LOVE this movie and we watch it at Christmas Eve. Christmas + Muppets = Fabulousnous (that’s not a word).
  • A Christmas Carol
    The musical version of this story makes Jae laugh as Kelsey Grammer plays Scrooge and for some reason he BOOMS all his songs. Seriously, he makes Tom Baker sound like a whisperer. Be warned, you may need ear protectors to watch this.
  • The Polar Express
    El remembers going to see this in the cinema when she was little and it brings back lovely memories. It’s such a sweet film. 
  • The Holiday
    This always seems to be on on Christmas Eve, when Jae is up late ‘testing’ the sherry. It’s about two women who swap houses and find lurve in the process. Then all the couples do a dance at the end. Yes, it’s a bit cheesy but if you can’t be cheesy at Christmas then when can you?
  • Rise of the Guardians
    Father Christmas has lots of tattoos in this one. That’s…er…different. But El really likes this movie and it works well for ALL OF THE SEASONS! 

Do you like our choices? What movies will you be watching on TV this Christmas?

This post is in collaboration with Argos

November 29, 2013. Tags: , , . Reviews, Stuff we love. 1 comment.

Competition: Win the movies

Just letting you know that over at Jae’s other blog, she has a competition running where you can win some classic old films like Casablanca on DVD and Blu Ray. Scoot on over here to enter, it’s easy peasy.

They came in a package from Warner Bros, who sometimes send us DVDs to review. However, what Jae doesn’t mention on her blog post though is

I'd like to thank the Academy...

that the package also contained two chocolate Oscar lollypops. She’s not giving them away as a prize. In fact they haven’t been mentioned at all since they arrived in our house. What could possibly have happened to them? I know the head fell off one. Where could it be now?

March 12, 2012. Tags: , , , . Stuff we love. Leave a comment.

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